“Sent By an Alien World?” –Extraterrestrial Object Visited Our Solar System in 2017

 

Extraterrestrial Objects

 

“The idea of the existence of advanced extraterrestrial life is no more speculative than extra dimensions or dark matter. It fact, he says, it is less so,” says Harvard astrophysicist, Avi Loeb.

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The Galaxy Report –“Unexplained Glow In Deep Space to Antarctica Signal of a Parallel Universe?”

Other Worlds

 

“The Galaxy Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of the Universe, planet Earth, and the future of the human species.

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“Enigma” –The 120-Mile-High Plumes of Europa’s Global Ocean

The Mystery of Europa's Mile-High Plumes --"Harbor Signs of Life, or Something Else?"

 

With a layered inner structure including a liquid iron core, a thin oxygen-rich atmosphere, an ice-shrouded global ocean with surface plumes that may spew signs of life, and an induced magnetic field—Jupiter’s fourth largest moon, Europa, has greater resemblance to a planet than a gas-giant’s moon.

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“We are Spaceships” –Extraterrestrial Viruses May Have Influenced Origin and Evolution of Life

 

"We are Spaceships" --Extraterrestrial Viruses May Have Influenced Origin and Evolution of Life

 

“The human imagination is a preview of coming attractions,” Albert Einstein was fond of saying. Viruses are essentially roving segments of genetic material that have learned how to “put on space suits and leave the cell,” observed Greg Bear in his epic work of science fiction, Darwin’s Radio, that mirrors Einstein’s adage, suggesting that viruses in our genome function as carriers of evolutionary messages—a genetic radio, so to speak. In this sense, we may simply be spaceships for virus.

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The Insomnia File –“The Universe is in Some Deep Sense Tied to Homo Sapiens”

 

Monster Black Hole at Beginning of the Universe

 

Today’s “Insomnia File” episode offers two stories of cosmic insight. The first is about ”An Accident More Complex than the Universe” from former astrophysicist and hard science-fiction author Alastair Reynolds, who’s epiphany is found in his novel , Blue Remembered Earth — first of a trilogy which follows humanity’s development over many centuries and Paul Davies, The Demon in the Machine.

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Exo-Civilizations –“It’s Time to Take the Existence of Aliens Seriously”

 

"Awakened" --Unknown Objects Detected Orbiting Milky Way's Central Black Hole

 

Two of our planet’s leading astrophysicists say it’s time to get serious about aliens: Adam Frank of the University of Rochester and Andrew Siemion, director of the U of California Berkeley SETI Research Center, who wrote in an email that “I suspect there are other intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way – we just need to look!” But, asks Frank, will they, or have they, survived their Anthropocene bottleneck?

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